NFL betting fans continue to be impressed with the undefeated Ravens while the Patriots are struggling to find their NFL gambling groove so far in 2009. The Baltimore Ravens have picked up where they left off last year as one of the hottest NFL betting commodities on the board.
Baltimore has a NFL gambling record of 3-0 both straight up and against the spread with 2 out of those 3 games having gone over the total. Last week the Ravens suffocated the Cleveland Browns 34-3 as 13.5-point NFL betting home favorites as they held Cleveland to 71 yards rushing and 115 yards passing.
Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco continues to impress NFL betting handicappers as last week he threw for 342 yards and 1 touchdown. Flacco has an impressive quarterback rating of 101.4.
While most NFL betting fans look first at the Baltimore defense the Ravens offense has been their main source of power so far as it ranks 2nd overall in scoring. The defense ranks 10th in points allowed and is number 1 in NFL betting at stopping the run.
The New England Patriots are 2-1 straight up but 1-2 against the NFL betting board with 2 out of those 3 games going under the total. Last week the Patriots enjoyed their best NFL betting performance of the season with a 26-10 win over the Atlanta Falcons as 4.5-point home chalks.
New England enjoyed a 28-13 first down advantage and dominated with a 39:49 time of possession. Quarterback Tom Brady was the model of efficiency as he threw for 277 yards and 1 touchdown. Randy Moss was his favorite target as the veteran had 10 catches for 116 yards.
Fred Taylor added 105 yards on the ground and ran for a score. Brady has been shaky to start in his return season from injury as his quarterback rating is only 79.9. Baltimore has covered 5 out of their last 6 on the road while New England is just 4-11 against the spread at home recently.
Baltimore has gotten the cash in just 1 out of their last 5 trips to New England with 4 of those 5 games going under the total.